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Millions of men, women, and teens turn to contact lenses for clear vision without the need for glasses, and for most people, that means soft contact lenses, including disposables and daily, wear lenses. But sometimes, soft lenses aren’t the best choice; in people with specific eye or vision issues, soft lenses can result in blurry vision or other issues that make wear impractical. At The Plano Eye Care Center, we offer a variety of contact lenses, including rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, which can be an excellent alternative when soft lenses aren't an appropriate choice.
RGP contact lenses are lenses made of a special type of plastic that still allows plenty of oxygen to reach the surface of the eye. RGPs are not the same as old-fashioned hard lenses which were made of a different type of plastic that prevented oxygen transmission to the eye surface. The material used in RGP contact lenses allows the eye surface to “breathe,” eliminating many of the risks of hard lenses while also making the lenses more flexible and more comfortable.
Compared to soft lenses, RGP lenses offer several benefits:
RGP lenses can also be a good option for people with:
RGP contact lenses help millions of people enjoy clear vision without the need for eyeglasses, and they just might be a good choice for you. If you're interested in learning more about RGP contact lenses and the other lens styles and options that are available, let us help. Contact The Plano Eye Care Center at 972-964-3937 and schedule an appointment today.
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